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Entry from December 14, 2011
Poop (three-point shot in basketball)

New York Knicks basketball player Shawne Williams was known for his three-point accuracy during the 2010-11 NBA season. On the Knicks blog Posting and Toasting on December 5, 2010, Thelonious Dunk wrote “Poopin’ from the corner!” and then corrected with “Erm, poppin’.” “Pop” means a shot, as in the basketball phrase “he stops, pops and it drops,” popularized by longtime broadcasters Steve Albert and Marv Albert.  Other posters on the blog picked it up and a Shawne Williams three-point shot was called a “poop.”

“Poop” has had limited use (even among New York Knicks fans), but a New York magazine writer used the term in a Shawne Williams article in December 2011, over a year later.


Wikipedia: Three-point field goal
A three-point field goal (also known as three-pointer) is a field goal in a basketball game, made from beyond the three-point line, a designated arc radiating from the basket. A successful attempt is worth three points, in contrast to the two points awarded for shots made inside the three point line.

Posting and Toasting
Game Thread: Knicks at Raptors- 12/5/10
by Seth on Dec 5, 2010 12:27 PM EST in Game Threads
Rise and shine, poopcats! Your Knicks are in the lovely city of Toronto to face the Raptors this afternoon. After winning 8 of their last 9, the Knicks should have a winnable slate of games over their next four.
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COMMENTS
Its beautiful! Poopin’ from the corner!
“He’s the straw that makes the drink go.”
by Thelonious Dunk on Dec 5, 2010 3:15 PM EST

Erm, poppin’.
“He’s the straw that makes the drink go.”
by Thelonious Dunk on Dec 5, 2010 3:15 PM EST

New York magazine
12/7/10 at 3:50 PM
Better Know a Knick: Shawne Williams
By Seth Rosenthal
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He’s converted ten of his twelve three-point attempts, and done so with a uniquely inert, low-rise shooting form that has been affectionately dubbed (like all good things, via typo) “pooping from the corner.” Shawne does more than just poop in corners, though. (See? It’s a delightful phrase to use.)

Posting and Toasting
Long Live the Corner Three!
by Seth on Jan 6, 2011 1:00 PM EST in Miscellaneous
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True indeed. Shawne’s propensity to poop in the corner is well documented and, when you reflect on it, that’s really been Wil’s spot as well.

New York magazine
1214/2011 at 11:45 AM
The Knicks Will Probably Have a New Player Today
By Will Leitch
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The first is Shawne Williams, the three-point shooting “swingman” most famous for his corner treys, or “poops,” as Seth might put it.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • (0) Comments • Wednesday, December 14, 2011 • Permalink